Pollboy (Urban)

An Poll Buí

Roger Harrison

Pollboy

 

Irish Grid: M 85968 29527

 

DED: Ballinasloe Urban

 

Description:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

This townland contains a. r. p. (863 acres, 2 roods and 33 perches)  about 1/3 of which is bog, the remainder under a good state of cultivation. The Grand Canal from Dublin to Ballinasloe runs through it. Houses and roads in good repair. It is the property of the Earl Clancarty. Held by deed for ever. Pays £26.2.4½ including Town Parks, County Cess.

 

Situation:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

Is situated in the S. East extremity of the parish, bounded by Moher and Dunlo in this parish by Kellysgrove and Graigawoneen in the parish of Clontooskert and Cloonmacnoon barony, by the river Suck which separates it from Ballinasloe Town Parks, Port [unable to read]. Suckfield and Tubrush in the parish of Creagh, Barony of Moycarne and Co. Roscommon.

 

This is a list of townlands that share a border with Pollboy.

 

 

Census of Ireland (1821- 1911)

The first full population census of Ireland was taken in 1821 and the first four Irish censuses were arranged by county, barony, civil parish and townland.

 

1821:  Only some fragments for small parts of county Galway survive. There are no records      for Kilcloony.

1831:  The only surviving records are from Counties Antrim and Derry.

1841:  There are no surviving records for County Galway.

1851:   There are no surviving records for County Galway.

1861:  Census records for 1861 and 1871 were deliberately destroyed by the government

1881:  The records for 1881 and 1891 were pulped as waster paper during the shortages of World War I.

1901:   Full Census records are available    See below.

1911:   Full Census records are available    See below.

 

1911 Census

Overview of the townland.

There were 25 houses in the townland of Pollboy (Urban) in 1911 and 23 of those were occupied with houses 8 and 14 being empty. The landholder of house 8 was John Beirne [sic] and the landholder of house 14 was Francis J. Clarke. All the occupied houses were listed as being private dwellings and all houses were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and houses 2, 3, 6, 12, 13, 15 and 24 had slate, iron or tiled roofs and the others all had only thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. House 2 was a 1st class dwelling, houses 3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15-19 and 22-25 were 2nd class and the others were all 3rd class. Houses 1, 3, 5, 20 and 21 had 2 rooms and 2 windows in the front, houses 4, 6, 11 and 12 had 3 rooms and 2 windows and houses 7, 9, 10, 13, 16, 18, 19, 22, 23 and 25 had 3 rooms and 3 windows in the front. Houses 17 had 4 rooms and 4 windows, house 15 had 7 rooms and 4 windows in the front, house 24 had 8 rooms and 4 windows in the front and house 2 had 8 rooms and 6 windows in the front. There a total of 101 out buildings consisting of 19 stables, 3 coach houses, 1 harness room, 22 cow houses, 6 dairies, 18 piggeries, 13 fowl houses, 6 barns, a turf house and 12 sheds. There were 109 people in the townland at that time, 50 males and 59 females. 47 males and 55 females were Roman Catholic while 3 males and 1 female were Church of Ireland. The enumerator for the area was Const. John G. Harte.

 

House 1: Kelly

The head of the first household in Pollboy was Thomas (29) and he lived in the house with his sister, Bridget (30). They were both Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. Both could read and write and Thomas was listed as being a caretaker. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and a piggery and a fowl house. The landholder was Margaret Sharpe.

 

House 2: Kerr

The widow, Nannie (72) was the head of this family and she had been married for 45 years and had had 8 children but only 3 had survived. She shared the house with 2 of her daughters, Bessie (33) and Jeanie (26). Nannie was listed as a Wesleyan Methodist and Bessie and Jeanie were Methodists. Nannie and Bessie were born in Co. Galway and Jeanie was born in Co. Kildare. They could all read and write and Nannie was a caretaker. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 8 rooms and they had 2 stables, a coach house, a harness room, 3 cow houses, a dairy, a piggery, a fowl house, a barn, a turf house and 3 sheds. The landholder was Margaret Sharpe.

 

House 3: Clarke / Sheehan

William (48) was the head of this family and he had been married to Annie (36) for 7 years and they had had 1 child, William I. (4) and also in the house at that time was an aunt, Anne Sheehan (63). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With the exception of William I., they could all read and write and William was a carpenter. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a shed. The landholder was Margaret Sharpe.

 

House 4: Wiley

Henry S. (65) lived in this house with his wife Margaret A. (47). Henry S. was Church of Ireland and was born in Co. Meath while Margaret A was a Roman catholic and born in Co. Galway. Margaret A, spoke Irish and English, both could read and write and Henry S. was a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a fowl house. The landholder was Henry S. Wiley.

 

House 5: Kelly

The head of this family was John (74) who was married to Alice (74) and had been for 44 years and during that time they had had 4 children, all of whom had survived. They shared the house with a grandson, John (14) and granddaughter, Mary I (13). They were all Roman Catholic and John (74) was born in Co. Galway, Alice was born in Co. Wexford, John (14) was born in Kings Co.[i] and Mary I. was born in Co. Limerick. All could read and write and John (74) was a farmer and the children were both scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was John Kelly.

 

House 6: Farnon

John (56) was listed as the head of this family and that he had been married to Mary (55) for 35 years and they had had 5 children but only 2 of those had survived. They shared the house with their daughter, Margaret (26). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary could not read, John could read only and Margaret could read and write. John’s occupation was listed as being a carrier. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable. The landholder was Michael Kelly

 

House 7: Kelly / Brown

The head of the household in house 7 was Michael (40) who was married to Kate (32) and had been for 3 years and had 2 sons, Hubert (2) and Peter (1) and also in the house at that time was a servant, John Brown (58). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic, with the exception of Kate, who was born in Co. Roscommon. Michael and Kate could read and write. Michael was a farmer and John was a labourer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, cow house, a piggery and a fowl house. The landholder was Michael Kelly.

 

House 8: Unoccupied

 

House 9: Hannon

Michael (66) was listed as the head of this family and he had been married to Catherine (54) for 31 years and they had had 10 children and 9 of those had survived. They shared the house with 6 children, Peter (29), Annie (24), John (23), William (20), Margaret (15) and Bridget (12). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Margaret and Bridget spoke Irish and English and all could read and write. Michael was a farmer, Peter, John and William were farmer’s sons, Annie was a farmer’s daughter and Margaret and Bridget were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, cow house, a piggery, a fowl house, a barn and a shed. The landholder was Michael Hannon.

 

House 10: Fallon / Lally

There were 5 members of this household and Pat (38) was listed as being the head and he was married to Mary Anne (39) and had been for 10 years and they had 1 child, Mary Ellen (6). Also in the house was a niece, Norah Lally (2) and a cousin, Thomas Fallon (19). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Pat and Mary Anne could read and write and Pat was a farmer, Mary Ellen was a scholar and Thomas was a labourer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, cow house, a dairy, a piggery, a fowl house, a barn and a shed. The landholder was Pat Fallon.

 

House 11: Lally

The widower, James (58) was listed as being the head of this family and he shared the house with 8 of his children, Kate (17), Pat (16), Malachy (15), Michael (14), Mary (12), Bridget (10), Maggie (8) and James (5). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With the exception of James (5), they could all read and write. James (58) was a farmer, Malachy, Michael, Mary, Bridget and Maggie were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Jas Lally.

 

House 12: Curley

Pat (59) was the head of this household and he had been married to Mary (49) for 27 years and they had had 7 children with 6 of those surviving. They lived in the house with 4 of those children, Delia (20), Joseph (15), Kate (11) and Patrick (8). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from Pat, they could all read and write and Pat was a labourer while Kate and Patrick were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms. The landholder was Peter Nevin.

 

House 13: Kelly

The head of the family in house 13 was Patrick (48) who was married to Maria (41) 24 years and during that marriage they had had 9 years but only 3 of those had survived. They shared the house with their son, Patrick M. (10). They were all Roman Catholic and Patrick was born in Co. Galway while Maria and Patrick M. were born on Co. Roscommon. They could all read and write and Patrick was a herd and Patrick M. was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was (?) Jennings.

 

House 14: Unoccupied

 

House 15: Nevin

Peter (58) was married to Ellen (54) and had been for 27 years but they had no children. They shared the house with a servant, Pat Mitchel (60). They all spoke only English and could read and write. Peter was a farmer and Pat was a labourer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 7 rooms and they had a stable, a coach house, 2 cow houses, a dairy, a piggery, a fowl house, a barn and a shed. The landholder was Peter Nevin.

 

House 16: Keane

The widow, Julia (73) lived in this house with her daughter, Rose (33) and also a grandson, John (4). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only Rose could read and write and Julia was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a fowl house. The landholder was Julia Keane.

 

House 17: McDonnell / Goode

Thomas (25) was the head of this family and he was married to Mary (23), but there were no details of for how long or the number of children. They lived in the house with Thomas’ sister, Maggie (27) and a visitor, Lizzie Goode (16). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could all read and write and Thomas was a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and they had a stable, 2 cow houses, a dairy, a piggery, a fowl house, a barn and a shed. The landholder was Thos. McDonnell.

 

House 18: Hannon / McDonnell

The head of this household was William (64) and he had been married to Katie (52) for 28 years but they had no children. They lived in the house with William’s widowed sister-in-law, Margaret (54) who had been married for 28 years and had had 5 children, of which 4 had survived. Also in the house were a niece, May (20) and a nephew, Thomas McDonnell (18). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All could read and write and William was a farmer, Katie and Margaret were farmer’s wives, May was a farmer’s daughter and Thomas was a farmer’s son. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a fowl house. The landholder was William Hannon.

 

House 19: House 19 was divided into 2 parts, 19.1 and 19.2

19.1: Kelly / Shanley

James (38) was the head of this part of the house and he lived with his wife of 6 years, Dorinda (28) and they had had 4 children, all surviving. Also in the house at that time were their daughters Dorinda (3) and Alice (1mth), a son, Pat (1) and a visitor, Margaret Shanley (13). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. James, Dorinda (28) and Margaret could read and write. James was a car driver and Margaret was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms in this part and they had a stable. The landholder was Thomas Colohan [sic].

19.1: Shanley

The head of this family in this part of the house was George (32) who had been married to Mary Anne (28) for 5 years and they had had 2 children, Nannie (3) and Pat (2). They were all Roman Catholic and Mary Anne was born in Co. Monaghan and the others were born in Co. Galway. George, Mary Anne and Nannie could read and write and George was a cattle dealer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms in this part and they had a stable. The landholder was Thomas Colohan [sic].

 

House 20: Caulfield

There were 6 members of this household and Thomas (60) was the head and was married to Bridget (52) and had been for 25 years and they had had 5 children with 4 surviving. Those 4 children were also in the house at that time and they were, Pat (22), Mary A. (20), Lizzie (19) and John (16). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the children could read and write and Thomas was a farmer, Pat, Mary A. and Lizzie were listed as being labourers while John was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a piggery. The landholder was Thomas Caulfield.

 

House 21: Fallon

Margaret (46) was listed as the head of this family and she had been married for 29 years and had had 12 children with 8 surviving. There was no information on a husband in this entry. Margaret shared the house with 3 sons, Michael I. (19), Joseph (16) and Francis (12). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic and all could read and write. Margaret was a farmer, Michael I. and Joseph were labourers and Francis was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a fowl house. The landholder was Margaret Fallon.

 

House 22: Moloney

John (56) was the head of this family in house 22 and he had been married to Anne (50) for 30 years and they had had 8 children, all of whom had survived at that time. Five of those children also lived in the house and were, Patrick (25), John (23), Delia (20), Josephine (16) and Agnes (12). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic, and could read and write, John (56) was a farmer, Patrick and John were labourers and Josephine and Agnes were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was John Moloney.

 

House 23: Hall

Peter (29) was married to Delia (27) and had been for 1 year and they had 1 child, Mary (4mths) and also in the house was Peter’s widowed mother, Julia (72). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the adults could read and write and Peter was a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a dairy, a piggery, a fowl house and a shed. The landholder was Peter Hall.

 

House 24: Patton / Feeney

The head of this household was Charles (40) and was married to Kathleen (32) and had been for 10 years and they had 1 son, Arthur (8) and also in the house was a servant, Bridget Feeney (20). Charles, Kathleen and Arthur were Church of Ireland and Bridget was a Roman Catholic. Charles was born in Co. Dublin, Arthur was born in Dublin City and Kathleen and Bridget were born in Co. Limerick. They could all read and write. Charles was a manager (?)[ii], Arthur was a scholar and Bridget was a general servant. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 8 rooms and they had a stable, a coach house, a cow house, a dairy, a fowl house, a barn, and a shed. The landholder was F. C. Harper.

 

House 25: McDonnell

The head of the last family in Pollboy was Thomas (40), who had been married to Mary (40) for 10 years and they had had 4 children and 3 of those had survived, Annie (9), May (6) and Lilly (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas, Mary and Annie could read and write and Thomas and Mary were listed as being farmers while Annie was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, 2 cow houses, a piggery and a shed. The landholder was Thomas McDonnell.

 

1901 Census

Overview of the townland

There were a total of 24 houses in the townland of Pollboy and all were occupied with the exception of house 14. They were all recorded as being private dwellings and they were constructed of stone, brick of concrete walls and houses 2, 6, 10, 13, 19, 21 and 22 had slate, iron or tiled roofs while the others had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 2, 6, 8-10, 12, 13, 16-1921, 22 and 24 were 2nd class dwellings and the others were all 3rd class. Houses 1, 5 and 23 had 2 rooms and 1 window in the front, house 4 had 3 rooms and 1 window in the front, houses 7, 11, 20 and 21 had 2 rooms and 2 windows and house 15 had 3 rooms and 2 windows in the front. House 3 had 4 rooms and 2 windows, house 22 had 8 rooms but only 2 windows in the front, houses 8, 9, 12, 13, 16-19 and 24 had 3 rooms and 3 windows, house 6 had 5 rooms and 3 windows, house 10 had 8 rooms and 4 windows and house 2 had 9 rooms and 5 windows in the front. There were a total of 124 people in the townland, 64 males and 60 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. Andrew Mooney.

 

House 1: Caulfield

The head of the first family in Pollboy was Thomas (40), who was married to Bridget (37) and they lived in the house with 4 of their children, Mary Anne (15), Patrick (12), Lizzie (9) and John (6). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic apart from Bridget, who was born in Co’ Tipperary. John could read only while the others could read and write. Thomas was a farmer and the children were all scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Thomas Caulfield.

 

House 2: Ballagh / Moffett / Farrell

Thomas (31) was the head of this household and he was married to Maria Louisa (27) and they had 1 daughter, Violet (8 1/2mths). Also in the house at that time was a visitor, Robert Moffet [sic] (26) and a servant, Mary Farrell (19). Mary was a Roman catholic and the others were all Presbyterian. Thomas and Robert were born in Co. Monaghan and Maria Louisa, Violet and Mary were born in Co. Galway. With the exception of baby Violet, they could all read and write. Both Thomas and Robert were commercial travellers and Mary was a general servant. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 9 rooms.

 

House 3: Hall

The head of this family was listed as being Denis (62) and he lived in the house with his wife, Julia (55) and 2 of their sons, Michael (26) and Peter (19). They were all Roman Catholic and Julia was born in Galway City and the others were all born in Co. Galway. They could all read and write and Denis was a farmer while Michael and Peter were farmer’s sons. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 4 rooms. The landholder was Denis Hall.

 

House 4: Maloney

There were 10 members of this family and the head of the family was listed as being John (40) who was married to Anne (39) and they shared the house with 8 of their children, Mary Anne (18), Patrick (16), John (15), Maggie (13), Delia (10), Katie (9), Josephine (7) and Agnes (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Josephine and Agnes could not read, Delia and Katie could read only and all the others could read and write. John was listed as being a farmer, Mary Anne was a farmer’s daughter, Patrick and John were listed as being farmer’s sons and Maggie and Delia were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms. The landholder was John Maloney.

 

House 5: Fallon

Of the 10 members of this family Patrick (44) was the head and he lived with his wife, Margaret (32) and also in the house were 8 of their children, Patrick (19), Kerwan [sic] (16), Norah (15), Delia (13), Thomas (11), Michael (9), Joseph (5) and Francis (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick (19), Kerwan [sic], Norah, Delia Thomas and Michael could read and write. Patrick (44) was a farmer, Patrick (19) and Kerwan [sic] were famer’s sons, Norah was a farmer’s daughter and Delia, Thomas, Michael and Joseph were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Patrick Fallon.

 

House 6: Collins

The widower, Denis (88) lived in this house with his daughter, Nora (32). They were both Catholic and Denis was born in Cork and Nora was born in Roscommon. Denis spoke both Irish and English and Nora spoke only English and both could read and write. Denis was retired from the R.I.C. and Nora was a housekeeper. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 rooms. The landholder was Thomas Colohan [sic].

 

House 7: McDonnell / Caufield

Annie (68) was listed as the head of this family and she was married but there was no mention of a husband in this entry. She lived in the house with her son Thomas (27), daughter-in-law, Mary (36) and a servant, Pat Caufield (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Annie could speak both Irish and English and all could read and write. Annie was a farmer, Thomas was a farmer’s son, Mary was a farmer’s daughter-in-law and Pat was a labourer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms.

 

House 8: McDonnell

The widower, John (65) was listed as being the head of this family and he lived in the house with 4 of his children, Catherine (24), Stephen (21), Maggie (19) Thomas (17). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They all spoke only English and all, apart from John, could read and write. John was a farmer, Catherine and Maggie were farmer’s daughters and Stephen and Thomas were farmer’s sons. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms. The landholder was John McDonnell.

 

House 9: Keane

The widow, Julia (60) lived in this house with her daughter, Rose (23). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only Rose could read and write and both were listed as being housekeepers. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms. The landholder was Julia Keane.

 

House 10: Nevin / O Dea

The head of the household in house 10 was Peter (47) who was married to Ellen (44) and also in the house at that time was a servant, Thos O Dea (51). Thos spoke Irish and English and all could read and write. Both Peter and Ellen were listed as being farmers while Thos was a farm servant. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 8 rooms. The landholder was Peter Nevin.

 

House 11: Curley

Patrick (45) was the head of the 9 members of this family and he was married to Mary (36) and they shared the house with 6 of their children, Mary (16), Thomas (14), John (12), Delia (9), Denis Joseph (4) and Kate (1) and also in the house at that time was Patrick’s mother, Bridget (80). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They all spoke only English and Patrick (45) could not read, Delia could read only and all the others could read and write. Patrick (45) and Thomas were labourers, Mary (36) was a housekeeper, Mary (16) was an assistant housekeeper, John and Delia were scholars and Bridget was a lodger. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms.

 

House 12: Lally / Manning

James (45) lived in this house with his wife, Mary Anne (30), 5 of their children, Kahleen [sic] (7), Patrick (6), Malachy (5), Michael (4) and Mary (2) and also a servant, Murgath [sic] Manning (60). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. James could read only and Mary Anne could read and write. James was a farmer, Mary Anne was a farmer’s wife, Kahleen [sic] and Mary were farmer’s daughters, Patrick, Malachy and Michael were farmer’s sons and Murgath [sic] was a domestic servant. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms. The landholder was Jas Lally.

 

House 13: Jennings / Warde

Martin (38) was the head of this household and he was married to Delia (34) and they lived in the house with 6 of their children, Kathleen (9), John (7), Willie (6), Martin Joe (4), Patrick (3) and Paul (1) and also a servant, Thomas Warde (25). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin, Delia and Kathleen could read and write. Martin was a farmer, Delia was a housekeeper, Kathleen, John and Willie were scholars and Thomas was a farm servant. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms. The landholder was Martin Jennings.

 

House 14: Unoccupied

 

House 15: Fallon / Mitchell

Patrick (30) lived in this house with his wife, Margaret (27) and also a servant, Patrick Mitchell (40). They were all Catholic and both Patricks were born in Co. Galway and Margaret was born in Kings Co[iii]. Both Patricks could speak both Irish and English but only Margaret could read and write. Patrick (30) was a farmer and Patrick (40) was a general servant. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms. The landholder was Patrick Fallon.

 

House 16: Hannon

There were 11 members of this family with Michael (50) being listed as being the head and he was married to Cathrin [sic] (45) and they shared the house with 9 of their children, Pathrick [sic] (21), Petter [sic] (19), Mary (17), Anie [sic] (15), John (13), William (10), Michael (8), Maggie (5) and Bridget (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Catholic. Maggie and Bridget could not read, Pathrick [sic] could read only and the others could all read and write. Michael (50) was a farmer, Cathrin [sic] was a farmer’s wife, Patherick [sic] and Petter [sic] were farmer’s sons, Mary and Anie [sic] were general servants and the other children were all scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms. The landholder was Michael Hannon.

 

House 17: Coffey

Pat (70) was listed as the head of this family and he lived in the house with his wife, Anne (69), his daughter, Sarah (27) and son, Thomas (25). Pat could read only and the others could all read and write. They were all born in Galway and were Catholic. Pat and Anne were farmers, Sarah was a dairy maid and Thomas was a farmer’s son. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms. The landholder was Pat Coffey.

 

House 18: Broderick

John (61) lived in this house with his sister, Mary (60) and neither were married. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both could read and write and John was listed as being farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms. The landholder was John Broderick.

 

House 19: Farnon / Groomes [sic]

John (40) was listed as being the head of this family and lived with his wife, Mary (37), their 2 children, John (19) and Mary (15) and also a brother-in-law, William Groomes [sic] (50). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. William could read only and all the other members of the family could read and write. Both John and Mary (37) were farmer’s, Joh was a farmer’s son and Mary (15) was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms. There was no landholder listed for this house.

 

House 20: Kelly

John (60) lived in this house with his wife, Honoria (56) and 2 daughters, Bridget (22) and Mary Anne (15). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John, Honoria and Bridget could speak both Irish and English and Mary Anne spoke only English. John and Honoria could read only and Bridget and Mary Anne could read and write. John was listed as being a caretaker and Mary Anne was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was John Kelly.

 

House 21: Sheehan / Henehan [sic]

Annie Sheehan (50), who was married but there was no mention of a husband in this entry, lived with a niece, Annie Henehan [sic] (22). They were both Roman Catholic and were born in Ballinasloe. Both spoke only English and only Annie Henehan [sic] could read and write and she was a dressmaker. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Anne Sheehan.

 

House 22: Byrne / Hogarty [sic] / Keighery

Thomas (48) was the head of this family and he lived with his wife, Ellen (45), their niece, Meta (20), a servant, Bessie Hogarty [sic] (52) and a milk boy, Peter Keighery (16). They were all Roman Catholic and Thomas, Ellen and Meta were born in Co. Tipperary, Bessie was born in Co. Roscommon and Peter was born in Co. Galway. Thomas, Ellen and Meta could speak both Irish and English while Bessie and Peter spoke only English. All, apart from Peter, could read and write. Thomas was a gentleman farmer, Ellen was a gentleman farmer’s wife, Meta was a housekeeper and Bessie and Peter were domestic servants. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 8 rooms. The landholder was Thomas Bynre.

 

House 23: Kelly

The head of this Kelly family was listed as being John (68) who was married to Alice (67) and they shared the house with 2 of their sons, James (?)[iv] and John (29). Also in the house at that time were a granddaughter, May (3) and a grandson, John (4). They were all Roman Catholic and John (68), James and John (29) were born in Ballinasloe, Co. Galway, Alice was born in Wexford, May was born in Limerick and John (4) was born in Kings County[v]. They all spoke only English and, apart from the grandchildren, they could all read and write. John (68) was a farmer and James, John (29) and May were labourers. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

House 24: McDonnell / Hannon

The head of the last household in Pollboy was the widow, Margaret (44) and she shared the house with her daughter, May (11), a son, Thomas (8) and 2 Boarders, William Hannon (52) and Kate Hannon (42). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Catholic. They all spoke only English and could read and write. Margaret and Kate were housekeepers, William was a farmer and the children were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms. The landholder was Margaret McDonnell.

 

Griffith’s Valuation

The Earl of Cloncarty was the main immediate lessor in Pollboy and all tenants paid to him, unless otherwise stated.

 

Plot 1A: Robert Reeves paid £6 15s for 6 acres, 3 roods and 6 perches of land.

Plot 1B: Robert Reeves paid £5 10s for 5 acres and 27 perches of land.

Plot 1Ba: Margaret Lyons leased a house for 10s

Plot 1Bb: Michael McDonnell leased a house for 10s annually.

Plot 2A: Richard Carroll leased 7 acres and 2 roods of land for £7

Plot 2B: Richard Carroll leased 3 acres, 2 roods and 23 perches of land for £4

Plot 2C: Richard Carroll paid £13 for 18 acres, 3 roods and 13 perches of land and £1 10s for a herd’s house and office.

Plot 3A: Elizabeth Caulfield paid £6 for 6 acres, 2 roods and 27 perches of land.

Plot 3Ba: Elizabeth Caulfield leased a herd’s house and office on 9 acres and 2 roods of land for £10 10s for the land and £1 13s for the buildings.

Plot -5Aa: Elizabeth Caulfield leased 26 perches of land for 2s.

Plot 4: Patrick Raftery leased 7 acres, 2 roods and 20 perches of land for £6 15s.

Plot 5A: Catherine Burke paid £5 10s for 6 acres and 1 rood of land.

Plot 5B: Catherine Burke paid £1 15s for 1 acre, 3 roods and 30 perches of land.

Plot 5C: Catherine Burke paid £3 for 3 acres, 3 roods and 29 perches of land.

Plot 6: Dominick Hickey leased 8 acres 1 rood and 15 perches of land for £8

Plot 7A: Thomas Wakefield paid £2 15s for 2 acres, 3 roods and 30 perches of land.

Plot 7B: Thomas Wakefield paid £1 5s for 1 acre, 3 roods and 20 perches.

Plot 7C: Thomas Wakefield leased 3 acres, 3 roods and 2 perches of land for £2 13s.

Plot 7D: Thomas Wakefield leased 3 roods and 13 perches of land for 12s.

Plot 7E: Thomas Wakefield leased 9 acres, 3 roods and 4 perches of land for £5 5s.

Plot 8A: Mary Maloney paid £5 for 5 acres, 2 roods and 30 perches of land.

Plot 8B: Mary Maloney paid 10s for 2 roods and 10 perches of land.

Plot 8Ca: Mary Maloney paid £1 15s for 1 acre, 3 roods and 17 perches of land.

Plot 9A: Kieran Fallon leased 8 acres, 1 rood and 15 perches of land for £7

Plot 9B: Kieran Fallon leased 3 acres, 3 roods and 11 perches of land for £3 5s.

Plot 9Ca: Kieran Fallon paid £1 15s for 1 acre, 3 roods and 17 perches of land and £1 for a house and offices.

Plot 10: Michael Caulfield paid £2 5s for 2 acres, 1 rood and 19 perches of land and 15s for a house and office.

Plot 11: Patrick Curley paid £12 15s for 11 acres, 2 roods and 8 perches of land.

Plot 11a: Charles Reilly paid 10s to Patrick Curley for a house.

Plot 11b: John Matthews paid 5s to Patrick Curley for a house.

Plot 12A: John Galbraith leased 2 acres and 30 perches for £1 15s.

Plot 12B: John Galbraith leased 3 acres, 2 roods and 3 perches of land for £3.

Plot 13A: Thomas McNess [sic] paid 3s for 1 rood and 20 perches of land.

Plot 13B: Thomas McNess [sic] leased a house and office on 6 acres, 3 roods and 23 perches of land for £5 2s for the land and £1 10s for the buildings.

Plot 14A: William McDonnell paid 5s for 1 rood and 35 perches of land.

Plot 14B: William McDonnell paid £5 5s for 7 acres and 32 perches of land and £1 5s for a house and office.

Plot 15A: Patrick McDaniel paid 3s for 1 rood of land.

Plot 15Ba: Patrick McDaniel paid £5 2s for 6 acres, 2 roods and 18 perches of land and £1 for a house and office.

Plot 15C: Patrick McDaniel leased 6 acres, 3 roods and 30 perches of land for £2 15s.

Plot 16A: Thomas Keane paid 3s for 1 rood and 35 perches of land.

Plot 16B: Thomas Keane leased a house on 7 acres, 2 roods and 23 perches of land for £6 15s for the land and 17s for the house.

Plot 17A: Denis Tunny leased 2 acres, 3 roods and 29 perches of land for £1 15s.

Plot 17B: Denis Tunny leased 1 acre, 3 roods and 17 perches of land for £1 10s.

Plot 17Ca: Denis Tunny paid 18s for 1 acre and 34 perches of land and 17s for a house.

Plot 18A: Mary Wakefield paid £1 for 1 acre, 1 rood and 4 perches of land.

Plot 18Ba: Mary Wakefield paid £2 10s for 4 acres and 24 perches of land and £1 5s for a house and offices.

Plot 18C: Mary Wakefield paid 10s for 1 acre, 1 rood and 33 perches of land.

Plot 19A: Patrick Nevin paid £1 10s for 2 acres, 1 rood and 32 perches of land.

Plot 19B: Patrick Nevin leased a house and offices on15 acres, 3 roods and 11 perches of land for £16 for the land and £3 10s for the buildings.

Plot 20A: John Nevin paid £1 10s for 2 acres, 1 rood and 32 perches of land.

Plot 20B: John Nevin paid £12 for 14 acres, 2 roods and 35 perches of land and £1 15s for a house and offices.

Plot 20B: John Nevin leased a house and offices on 14 acres, 2 roods and 35 perches of land for which he paid £12 for the land and £1 15s for the buildings annually.

Plot 21a: Walter McDonagh paid £83 for 106 acres, 3 roods and 8 perches of land and £1 10s for a herd’s house and offices.

Plot 21b: William Hayes leased a house and office from Walter McDonagh for £1 10s.

Plot 21c: There was a vacant house belonging to Walter McDonagh that had an annual ratable valuation of £1 10s.

Plot 21c: John Reilly leased eel weirs from Walter McDonagh for £6.

Plot 22: Walter McDonagh leased a flour mill and offices on 6 acres, 1 rood and 20 perches of land for £5 for the land and £95 for the buildings.

Plot 23: Thomas Raftery paid £1 15s for 6 acres, 1 rood and 22 perches of land and £1 for a house.

Plot 24A: Patrick Lally paid £1 for land (peat bog) and £1 for a house and offices.

Plot 24B: Patrick Lally paid £6 for 8 acres, 1 rood and 36 perches of land.

Plot 25: John Malone leased a house and offices on 15 acres and 4 perches of land for £8 for the land and £1 10s for the buildings.

Plot 26: Cornelius McDonnell paid £1 10s for 6 acres and 26 perches of land and 10s for a house and offices.

Plot 27: James O’Neill leased a house and offices on 19 acres and 17 perches of land for £7 for the land and £1 5s for the buildings.

Plot 28A: Robert Sharpe paid £5 10s for 4 acres, 1 rood and 36 perches of land.

Plot 28Ba: Robert Sharpe leased a herd’s house and offices on 51 acres and 2 perches of land for which he paid £40 for the land and £1 10s for the buildings.

Plot 28Bb: John Lett paid £1 10s for a house and offices to Robert Sharpe.

Plot 29: Mary Coghlan leased 6 acres of land for £6 15s

Plot 30A: Edward Sharpe leased a house and offices on 9 acres, 2 roods and 11 perches of land for £11 10s for the land and £2 for the buildings.

Plot 30B: Edward Sharpe paid £5 10s for 5 acres and 6 perches of land.

Plot 31: William Devery [sic] leased 5 acres and 3 roods of land for £6 10s.

Plot 32: John Queale [sic] paid £9 10s for 8actres, 1 rood and 15 perches of land.

Plot 33: Charles Bianconi [sic] leased a herd’s house and offices on 51 acres and 10 perches of land for £51 for the land and 15s for the buildings.

Plot 34: Martin Coolahan paid £5 10s for 13 acres, 2 roods and 14 perches of land and £1 for a herd’s house and offices.

Plot 35: Simeon Sharpe leased a herd’s house on 10 acres and 17 perches of land for £3 15s for the land and £1 for the buildings.

Plot 36: The Earl of Cloncarty had in fee (for himself) 200 acres and 6 perches of bog that had an annual ratable valuation of £3.

Plot 37: John Mullen, Sec., Grand Canal Co. had in fee 28 acres and 31 perches (493 linear perches) of canal and banks that had an annual ratable valuation of £73 19s.

Plot 37a: Denis Coffey leased a house from John Mullen, Sec., Grand Canal Co. for 15s.

Plot 37b: Patrick Prendergast leased a house and gardens of 1 rood and 32 perches for 5s for the gardens and 15s for the house.

Plot 37c: Edward Dooley leased a house with a garden of 29 perches for 2s for the garden and 6s for the house.

Plot 37d: William Gaddis leased a house for 5s.

Plot 38: Geoffrey Prendergast leased a house, offices and gate-lodge on 17 acres, 1 rood and 15 perches of land from John H. Craig for £6 for the land and £10 for the buildings.

Plot 39: The River Suck that had and area of 21 acres, 1 rood and 6 perches.

 

 

 

 

 

[i] County Offaly

[ii] Possibly A. Guinness & sons Ltd.

[iii] Co. Offaly

[iv] Age was smudged on the original document, possibly 23

[v] County Offaly

This page was added on 28/10/2021.

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